SGSecure: Receive important broadcast alerts
By Ministry of Home Affairs
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
SGSecure is a national movement to sensitise, train and mobilise Singaporeans to play a part to prevent and deal with a terrorist attack.
Use the SGSecure app to:
- Receive important broadcast messages from the authorities on the latest situation in the event of major emergencies
- Seek assistance from the authorities should a major situation happen in your vicinity
- Send videos, photos and messages to the authorities to provide information on a situation which you have witnessed
- Access links to Police@SG and myResponder apps
- Access the SGSecure e-learning package and learn how to better protect yourself and others in an emergency.
Please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 1.1
- Customise alerts on emergency incidents by keying in Singapore postal codes
- Receive latest news alerts on terrorist attacks and related incidents around the world from Channel News Asia
- Access link to download MFA@SG app
Good app but an idea for a new feature maybe?
Rlly good app to promote safety but I saw another app (not sure what its called) but it allows you to press and hold this button for three seconds and it'll send your gps coordinates + personal info etc to the police and somebody close that you've inputted ( I think). But if you're safe, you can just input your password within the ten seconds after you've pressed and no alert will be sent out. So I thought this would be a good idea to implement here since some situations dont allow for you to talk or type much and it would be faster like this. However, there could be a lot of pranks if this did happen so maybe you can ask people to key in their nric as personal info as well so they wouldnt dare to anyhow send since they could be tracked down easily. Idk haha just a thought since I think that app idea was pretty smart.
Good initiative but poor marketing. Forcing people to download a stupid app no matter how righteous your cause is will only net you negative reviews. You cannot have your cake and eat it. Sure, you might artificially inflate the numbers and maybe some regulars can go for a Tiger Beer in Gombak Mess later for fulfilling their ridiculous quota, but you can't expect people to give you a 5-star rating for an utter waste-of-bandwidth. Well, I guess this wayang initiative would be a great way to pad your resumes, no?
The silly so-called Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers calling Millenials a Strawberry Generation with their negative reviews should all sign on and show us how it should be done since they seem to be extra garang despite their old age. And if any of them are regulars, then wow, you guys sure are salty whiners, aren't you? Calling si-ginnas whiny but you guys are complaining about people complaining, and still can sound so righteous and full of yourself with that is laughable at best.
Edit: Found a new hidden function in app, it integrates with my LBV, causing it to home in on and fly towards my location like in the Ironman movies. Except less cool.
Good initiative & effort
I think that this is a good initiative & effort by the gov! (I'm an ordinary citizen btw, neutral stand!) At times when we see something suspicious, and let it pass off or ignore it just because of our mindset: "not sure if it's important enough to be dialling 999". The simple interface of this app encourages ordinary citizens to upload information, even when we see/feel any slight stuff that might be suspicious. It is rest assuring for citizens knowing that, no matter a case small or big, there will be a team behind this report investigating it. Afterall, it is better to be on alert all the time, than letting our guard down and being complacent. It's a good initiative to help Singapore be on the defence on-the-go!